Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches Recipe
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Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches Recipe

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My husband and I love meatball subs, so I tried to come up with a different version that’s easy to make after a hard day,” Karen Barthel relates from North Canton, Ohio. “The meatballs freeze well, too.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups garden-style pasta sauce
  • 4 hoagie buns, split
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 275 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. meatballs. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown meatballs in batches; drain.
  2. Place meatballs in a large saucepan. Add the pasta sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Spoon meatballs and sauce onto bun halves; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches in Taste of Home April/May 2006, p23

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katlaydee3 61127
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I did not really care for this recipe; but in all fairness I did make a lot of changes. I used ground sirloin instead of turkey and only bought 1 pound. I'm sure based on the other reviews that it would be much better if prepared as written."

jwasson 136233
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"This was really good!"

stinkaroo 73589
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"my alltime favourite diet recipe,tastes fattening but it is noy."

STalbott02 133945
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"my family and I love this recipe, I believe it is one of my sons favorite yet"

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